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I’ve just returned from a week in Bordeaux, tasting the 2015 en primeurs wines. Every time I taste Bordeaux reds – or Spain’s Mas La Plana or Super Tuscans or Avincis’ Cuvée Andrei from Romania, I marvel how different Cabernet Sauvignon’s expression is on the two sides of the...
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Fifty years ago, Oregon’s modern wine industry began shaping up. Surprisingly, the first vines planted were not in the Willamette (spirited locals will tell you to pronounce it Wil-LAM-it, “like ‘Damn it.’”) Valley, but rather in Southern Oregon. Yet it was the northern...
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To date, “international varieties” come exclusively from France. However, this troup of classics soon may be joined by an outsider from the Iberian Peninsula. Relatively unknown outside Spain until now, Tempranillo is gaining traction in vineyards around the globe.  So,...
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If you thought you knew all the different types of wine then think again. This infographic organizes almost 200 types of wine by taste and style. An excellent way to discover new types of wine.   Source: www.winefolly.com
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Late last May an Institute of Masters of Wine  (IMW) Master Class took place in Spain  - in Haro, Rioja. Although it may seem a trivial fact to some, for us it was an ideal opportunity to have the IMW get to know the members of the Spanish wine trade a little bit better and to...
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